As Jason Advani wrote in his letter to the editor, I also have been wondering where some of our current Clintonville Area commissioners' loyalties lie.
As Jason Advani wrote in his letter to the editor, I also have been wondering where some of our current Clintonville Area commissionersí loyalties lie.
Through area commissions, communities can accomplish great things, such as attracting new businesses through self-promotion, working with all levels of government to obtain needed infrastructure dollars, building a sense of community, and on and on.
Lately, our commission has done very little of the above. Instead, we read about who sent who a nasty email, about businesses and developers being harassed, about moves to limit the publicís involvement on its committees, about public comment being cut off and other nonsense.
Through their vote to give commissioner John DeFourny a second year as chair, rather than voting for Mike Folmar, itís clear that commissioners Blazer, Cipiti, Kangas, Kuehl and Southan are loyal to DeFourny.
I wonder why. In his first year as chair, I continually read about over-the-top antics at commission meetings rather than substantive items moving our community forward.
Actually, our commission started being ineffective a few years back when East North Broadway began exerting its influence over commissioners on the CAC in order to prevent the badly needed left-turn lane at the North High and North Broadway intersection.
It is time our commissioners start representing the entire community rather than putting personal friendships first, or putting the wants of a few over the need of the many.
If not, maybe we should use social media to connect with each other to discuss possible solutions, such as changing our current commission system to a civic association, which our neighbors in the Northland area use rather successfully.